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November 2018 Round-Up

11 books altogether in November, which is pretty good, given it was exam season (for my students and for me! I took and passed (found out yesterday!) a piano exam, for which I was practising fairly hard). Total Expenses in … Continue reading

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November 2018: mid-month round-up

I have read 8 books so far in November, and am barrelling through a 9th (Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, a re-telling of the Iliad through the POV of Queen Briseis – caveat: I’m not very well-versed on the events of the Odyssey … Continue reading

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Belated October 2018 Round-Up

Quickest numbers post since I’m so late on this! Number of books read in October: 13 Number of books left to reach 150 goal for 2018: 30 Amount of money spent on books in October: BND286.1 (Amazon UK and Kinokuniya … Continue reading

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October Mid-month Round-Up 2018

Mid-way through October, with 2.5 months left to 2018. Definitely ready for a break (from 2018? From the semester? From writing and reading and washing and repeating? Who knows). 7 books  so far in October. Of note: Ling Ma Severance Zombie novel, but … Continue reading

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September 2018 Round-Up

October, and not a moment too soon. September has been an incredibly stressful month, so am very glad to say goodbye to it. 13 books in September, so not a complete wash! Of note Charlotte Perkins Gilman Herland Yes! This was awesome. … Continue reading

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September 2018 mid-month round-up

I’ve hit the 100 book mark for 2018! My 100th book was, perhaps fittingly, Mary Beard’s manifesto, Women and Power, in which she draws links to the Western world’s Greco-Roman heritage to argue how the silencing of women in the public … Continue reading

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Handful of Quotes: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Lecture

I’m not a huge fan of Ishiguro’s fiction in execution, but I do love their core premises (sort of the reaction I have to Neil Gaiman’s fiction), so I picked up a copy of his Nobel lecture when I was … Continue reading

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